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Skincare help! Blemish prone, dull and getting me down

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mr405 Sat 15-Apr-17 14:54:31

I'm in my early 20s and haven't had good skin since I was about 10 years old, and recently it's really been getting me down. I've been to the doctors and I don't suffer from acne, but at any given time I have at least one or two spots. My skin is fairly dull, I don't ever feel like it looks youthful and glowy.

I feel like I have spent SO much money in recent years trying skincare that doesn't do anything for me! I don't have much disposible income and it's upsetting when I buy products that don't really help but I feel like I have to continue to use because I can't really afford to replace them quickly.

This is my current routine:
AM: Clarins Water Comfort One Step Cleanser
La Roche-Posay Serozinc spray
Clarins Daily Energizer Cream

PM: Clarins Comfort Milk Cleanser and Toner OR Burts Bees Cream Cleanser
Clarins Daily Energizer Cream

Several times a week I'll use Pixi Glow Tonic or Alpha H Liquid Gold. I also often use Clarins Blue Orchid Oil at night.

SO, please please suggest what I can change in my routine or a new routine with products that would actually make a difference!!

I try and eat well and drink plenty of water, and have also tried various products from Lush, Clinqiue and most high street brands. I am just desperate for better skin, but equally cautious that I don't want to waste anymore money!!

Softkitty2 Sat 15-Apr-17 14:56:45

See a dermatologist thats the only way you can get visible results and they can recommend a regimen for you.

Gah81 Sat 15-Apr-17 17:19:03

I know what it is like to have been unhappy with your skin for years. I was going to suggest acid toner (which has revolutionised my skin) but you already use it. Do you do exercise? The blood flow to the face can help make it glowier over time I think. Also evens out skin tone, I read somewhere.

My skin definitely looks at its best when I am doing lots of walking or the odd jog.

Although I know you're looking for skincare tips, not makeup ones, a little bit of Benefit highlighter in the corner of the eyes and a tiny bit on the cheekbones and bridge of the nose can make all the difference. Same with Bobbi Brown illuminating powder, I find.

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